10 songs to encourage fun at work

10 songs to encourage fun at work

  • This April 1 is the International Day of Fun at Work.
  • Although sometimes it seems difficult to achieve happy and funny moments in the office, it can be achieved with the help of music.
  • We recommend 10 songs to lighten your day and why not? Even sing with your classmates.
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April 1 is International Fun at Work Day and there’s no better way to kick it off than through song.

The date has been celebrated since 1996, when the consulting company Playfair began to celebrate it.

“The owners of Playfair, who ran a business to provide fun at academic induction ceremonies, believed that employees who enjoy a fun and relaxed atmosphere are more productive and effective in their tasks, compared to employees who have a rigid workplace. This approach not only led to higher levels of sales and profits for the firm, but also made them a well-known and highly sought-after company in the industry,” according to the National Day site.

Happiness and fun at work is not only a task for those who work, but for managers, bosses and the company in general.

To encourage it (at least to make your day more enjoyable), we leave you some songs that will make your day a pleasant moment.

1. “The Office” theme song

We know that with the mention of this series created by Greg Daniels, the smile appears on your face.

This story, which was originally released in the UK, caused a “commotion” in 2005, when it was picked up by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC).

For nine seasons, we got to know the story of the workforce at Dunder Mifflin, a company dedicated to the sale of office paper; this through characters like Pam (Jenna Fischer), Jim (John Krasinski), Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and the boss for most of the chapters, Michael Scott (Steve Carell).

In it, fun is the basis of the plot, despite fires, failed relationships and internal changes in the company, which occurred as in any job.

The theme song for “The Office” was written by Jay Ferguson, who was part of groups like Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne.

2. “I hope today”

There are days when the songs are what motivate us to go to work and find a moment of fun. What better if the whole day is pleasant!

This melody was composed by Carlos Daniel Vallarella, better known as Vandera, and in it he does a duet with Fito Páez.

In it, he bets on wishing other people a great day, despite the problems that exist around him.

“I hope today” is one of the melodies that make up the album “Gravedad”, released by the Argentine musician in 2009.

3. “Acapulco ’78”

The Jalisco group Fase presented this theme that takes us not only to one of the most famous regions of Guerrero, but also to feel emotion in our lives and that includes the workplace.

In “Acapulco ’78”, Alma Velasco, Peter Warner and Hans Warner help us think about the importance of locating each moment and person in a precise moment and space.

The song is on the band’s first album entitled “Ciudad Lluvia”, which went on sale in 2002.

4. “9 to 5”

Our work can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it seems that we don’t have enough life to finish the tasks and this is one of the songs that frames those moments.

In 1980, Dolly Parton addressed this theme in the song “9 to 5”, from the album “9 to 5 and odd jobs”.

It is based on the organization of the same name, which later became known as the National Association of Working Women in America.

“The song is brilliant. It begins with pride: ‘Pour me a cup of ambition’. She goes to complaints: ‘I’m barely surviving’. Then he moves on to class conflict: ‘You’re just a rung on the boss’s ladder.’ And then it ends with the collective power: ‘In the same boat, with many of your friends’. In the space of this wildly popular song with a great beat, Dolly Parton just puts it all together on her own,” Karen Nussbaum, co-founder of the organization, told American Songwriter.

“9 to 5” is part of the soundtrack of the film with the same nickname. This was presented in 1981 and included Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

5. “The Tower of Babel”

There are days (or moments of the day) in which the mind does not give for more and we need to inspire ourselves again, imagine and go back to finish those earrings.

A melody that can help us “shake” our ideas is “La torre de babel”, by the Chilean group Los Tres. It’s on the album “Fome”, from 1997.

In it they tell us the story of Gabriel, a little cigar who wants to swim in a river. Faced with the opposition of his family, he makes a decision that will cause almost perpetual silence in Babel.

Although it is a plot that is not related to offices and agendas, it does invite us to imagine what that world is like and why not? Invent new plots with your co-workers.

6. “Don’t have to be”

A constant pressure at work are the ideas of “have to” and “should be”, which take the fun out of days, but this is one of the songs that form an “escape valve” before it.

“Don’t have to be” is one of the songs that Liber Terán presented in 2008 on the album “El gitano western”. The video is wonderful; It was recorded in the Mexico City Metro.

In the lyrics, the also founder of Los de Abajo emphasizes not feeling obligated to be or act in a particular way and it is applicable in the tense moments of your work.

If you like Balkan music or those compositions where the accordion is one of its protagonists, «Don’t have to be» is for you.

7. “⅔’s Adventure”

The fun in life and work comes through songs with different genres and time signatures.

Why not give jazz a try? “⅔’s Adventure” is a composition by Carlos Henríquez, a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

For more than 8 minutes, the orchestra, together with the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, delights us with Caribbean rhythms. What a way to relax in our office!

“⅔’s Adventure” is on the album “Live in Cuba”, presented in 2015.

8. “We didn’t start the fire”

There are days or weeks in the office that are chaotic, right? It seems that the hours go slowly and sometimes the stress or the problem does not come from our team.

For those moments, there is a hit that reminds us that, in some moments, we had nothing to do with the “disaster”, especially the world: “We didn’t start the fire”.

This song, which dates from 1989 and is part of the “Storm front” material, was written by Billy Joel as a way to explain to Sean Lennon, son of John Lennon, and one of his friends, the events that occurred during the beginning of the Cold War and life at that time.

“What does the song really mean? Is it an apology for the baby boomers? No, it is not. It’s just a song that says the world is a mess. It’s always been a mess, it always will be,” the singer told biographer Fred Schruers.

It is one of Billy Joel’s most famous melodies and appears in movies and series such as “The Office”, “The Boys”, “Freaks of nature” and “The Simpsons”.

9. “Garden”

The fun comes in your eight hours (maybe nine counting lunch space) at work thanks to weird songs like this one.

“Jardín”, by Liquits, was presented by the band in 2004; It is on the homonymous album and is performed together with Natalia Lafourcade. It was produced by Emmanuel del Real and Andrew Weiss.

The song tells a strange story that, as Ro, a member of the extinct group, mentioned, is not related to drugs (and neither are the rest of the songs on the album).

“They are metaphors that exist in the mind; imagination is something that we have very repressed now with this media society that exists. It is hard for us to get it out, to try to show it to the light, but it is something that exists in everyone’s head”, they declared in 2008 for the site Alborde.

10. “The Guitar”

At the end of the working day, we question ourselves about our work and the energy we have left.

It is in those moments where “La guitarra”, by Los Auténticos Decadentes, resounds in our memory. It is one of the most important melodies of the Argentine group and we find it in the material «Mi vida loca», from 1995.

It was written by Jorge Serrano when he found out that he would be a father. «He went into (…) panicked and did not know what to do. After he collapsed, his wife asked him to do something or they wouldn’t be able to take care of the twins who were on their way. So he started composing », according to Sonic.

The melody is performed by Gustavo Parisi and the unforgettable chorus is in the voice of Guillermo Nimo, a former soccer referee, who also appears in the video.

“I didn’t want a normal life; I didn’t like office hours.
My rebellious spirit laughed at money, luxury and comfort.

And I had a revelation; I know what I want in this life!
I am going to follow my vocation: music will be my roof and my food”, dictates this composition.

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